Our team


Prof. Shambu Prasad is a  Professor of Strategic Management and Social Sciences at IRMA. His expertise and research straddle several interdisciplinary fields such as science and technology studies, rural livelihoods, social entrepreneurship and innovations, sustainable agriculture and managing collectives enterprises. 

Project Coordinator and Professor,  IRMA

Email: shambu@irma.ac.in


Deborah Dutta is a Senior Research Fellow in the Living Farm Incomes project. Deborah Dutta holds a PhD from the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.  She is deeply interested in the interplay between educational processes, sustainable practices and socio-technical systems. Her interests include blogging and drawing comics. 

Dr. Deborah Dutta

Abhishek Saxena is a Research Associate in the project. He is currently pursuing his FPRM in Rural Management from IRMA. His research interests include Farmer Collectives, FPOs, Co-operatives, Social enterprises, Agri-Business etc.

Abhishek Saxena

Chintan Patel works as a Programme Assistant in the project, and is the go-to person for any work involving administration and accounting processes. He completed his PGD-HRM from  Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad (MGLI)

Chintan Patel

Arnab Chakraborty works as a Research Associate in the project. He has completed a Master's in Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore He is interested in working at the intersection of ecology, health and livelihoods.

Arnab Chakraborty
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Bhavesh works as a communication and outreach consultant in the project. He is interested in experimenting and learning more about the communication strategies for social impact projects and businesses for the new age. 

Bhavesh Sawariya

Aneesh works as a Research Associate in the project. He is an India Fellow of the Cohort of 2020. He is a graduate in Biotechnology from Indraprastha University, Delhi. He is interested in developing intersectionality as a construct for society, with a focus on inclusive policy, sustainability and healthcare. 

Aneesh Mohan